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Crataegus holmesiana

Crataegus holmesiana Ashe

Holmes' Hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crataegus holmesiana var. amicta, Crataegus holmesiana var. villipes, Crataegus villipes

USDA Symbol: CRHO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Serrate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Corymb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May


USA: CT , IL , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Fields, dry sandy woods, rocky bluffs, hillsides, forest edges.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade


Fragrant Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crataegus holmesiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus holmesiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus holmesiana


Record Modified: 2011-08-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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